The Difference Between a Roof Repair and Replacement

Depending on the extent of the damage, age of the roof and other factors, your roof is bound to be repaired or replaced at some point. Texas Traditions Roofing, one of the top local residential and commercial roofing contractors, discusses the differences between these two projects.

Roof Repairs

A roof repair is recommended only if the roof damage is situated within a small portion on the roof. Fixing leaks and replacing missing or cracked shingles are counted as such. In general, it is an easy and inexpensive project to tackle.

Note, however, that a roof repair must be planned and done with care. In dealing with missing shingles, for instance, it is important that the replacement shingles are of the same color as the roof. A completed professional repair following a scheduled roof inspection can help extend the system’s overall service life.

Roof Replacements

Sometimes, restoring a roof that is nearing the end of its service life and is showing signs of disrepair after years of constant exposure to the elements cannot be fixed with simple repairs anymore. In this case, a replacement is often recommended, especially if the extent of the damage covers a large portion of the roofing system.

This project may come with significant upfront costs, but a new roof over a home is expected to last for decades or so, depending on the material used. It also provides optimal protection from the elements, giving homeowners peace of mind.

Our roofing team at Texas Traditions Roofing are Haag-certified inspectors, which means they have a comprehensive understanding of the state of your roofing system. You can take comfort that our pros will thoroughly examine your roof for any damage. From there, we’ll recommend either a roof replacement or repair based on our findings.

Call us today at (512) 942-0427 or fill out our contact form to discuss your roof situation. We serve residents of Austin, TX, and surrounding areas.